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Photovoltaics is one of the fastest growing industries at present. In the last five years, the production of photovoltaic cells has increased steadily by an average of 40% per year, driven not only by progress in materials and processing technology, but by market introduction programmes in many countries, which increase the demand for solar cell systems. This report is the second edition of the PV Status Report, and tries to give an overview of current activities in Japan, Europe and the USA.

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Authors: JÄGER-WALDAU A, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20850 EN (2003), 73pp. Free of charge EUR-OP reference: LB-NA-20850-EN-C
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-6333-3
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